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HELLO, I’m Aideen McCartney

I’m a certified Play Therapist and parenting coach working with children and families in Central and South London.

Raised in Australia and New Zealand, over the past 15 years I’ve worked as a play therapist, teacher, nanny and children's theatre performer in Australia, South Korea and the UK.


I've always been passionate about the importance of play and creativity as part of a healthy childhood and my love for working with children has given me a wealth of diverse experience.

My special interest is in helping parents to step into the world of their children and strengthening family relationships through creativity, curiosity and play. 

I'm a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), DBS checked, hold professional liability insurance and attend regular clinical supervision. 

Aideen McCartney, Play Therapist in London
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My Qualifications...

  • PG Diploma of Play Therapy, Leeds Beckett University & APAC

  • PG Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills, Canterbury Christchurch University & APAC

  • PQ Certificate in Filial Play Coaching, APAC

  • Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider

  • Baby Bonding Practitioner, big toes little toes

  • Heart to Heart Practitioner, big toes little toes

  • Registered SandStory Therapist

  • Simplicity Parenting Care Professionals Course

  • Diploma in Infant Massage Instruction, Federation of Holistic Therapies

  • Bachelor's Degree, Drama, Queensland University of Technology

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